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Living in St. George, Utah:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit St. George, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked seven people living in St. George what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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St. George occupies a unique nexus of populations. Many of our community members are retired, and there are few new job opportunities. Bloomington, a small suburb of St. George, offers more greenery and sits alongside the only river in our desert. There are numerous amenities for pickleball, tennis, golf, and southern Utah is renowned for its mountain biking. We’re on the doorstep of Zion National Park and Kolob, two stunning mountain features that grace our skyline alongside other plateaus. Additionally, we’re adjacent to the Arizona Strip and just a two-hour drive from Las Vegas, offering opportunities for desert camping or city visits. Summers can be scorching, with temperatures reaching nearly 118°F on some days but typically averaging around 109°F from June to mid-September. Snowfall during winter is rare, but we’re an hour away from Brian Head, a popular ski resort. St. George offers diverse dining options, ranging from Thai to Indian to American cuisine. The culture tends to be conservative, though it’s gradually evolving with our increasing population. There are no housing restrictions, which raises concerns given our limited water supply and apparent lack of action to address it. Infrastructure is not adequately equipped to handle the growing population, leading to overworked police and limited job opportunities outside of academia because of the college campus situated in St. George. Several reservoirs are available for swimming, but caution is advised for swimmers during the hotter months due to the risk of swimmer’s itch.

Bridger, says: 2024

If you like running, mountain biking, cycling, and more, then you will love the trails and outdoor facilities all throughout Washington County, Utah. As of 2023 there’s a lot building here — houses and businesses. With the influx of people from somewhere else, the local culture is vibrant and diverse.

Forrest, says: 2023

St. George, Utah, is a beautiful city. The population is approximately 150,000 people and is in the southwest of Utah. The closest state parks to the city are Snow Canyon State Park and Zion National Park. Both parks are within easy driving distance. The scenic views and warm weather make St. George an ideal place.

Brittany, says: 2020

If moving to Saint George, there are several things about the weather there that you should know. Summers are extremely hot, with temperatures normally soaring above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. There are very few trees to offer shady respite from the almost continual sunshine. Winters are usually more temperate.

St. George is extremely hot, since it’s in the middle of the desert. There are a lot of places to shop, but not many activities; there are many Mystery Escape rooms and hiking the Dixie Rock are two of the few.

Stephanie, says: 2020

St. George is known for its desert landscapes. The surrounding areas include dramatic red cliffs and beautiful canyons. The area is also know to be home to a large population of people who attend the LDS church. These people are also commonly called Mormons, although they have moved away from this in recent years.

Monika, says: 2020

St. George is in southern Utah and is the fastest growing city in the United States! Visitors and new transplants can expect great year-round weather to take advantage of hiking in summer at the various national parks such as Zion, Moab, and the Aches to skiing near Salt Lake City. With close proximity to Las Vegas, Nevada, there is always something to do.

Kelsey, says: 2020

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